Lunetta

4.6
205 reviews
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$30 and under
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Lunetta is chef Raphael Lunetta's latest offering of two restaurants in one; Lunetta All Day, our casual interpretation of a neighborhood diner & Lunetta At Night a chef driven rustic California dining room and bar. Both sides feature the freshest, highly sourced ingredients, COCKTAILS, great coffee, craft beers & friendly service. All offered in a very social environment. Large parties welcome. Join us for Weekend Brunch or inquire about our full service catering!
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MH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I want to applaude Chef Paul for the magnificent meal. Have not had food with such devine flavor. From the salad to dessert my husband and I were amazed at the flavor. I'm from the East Coast so I know what a real clambake should taste like and this wonderful feast of my favorite crustaceans was above anything I have eaten here on the West Coast. From the bar and bartenders to our waiter it was a extraordinary experience. Couldn't wait to tell my daughter about Lunetta. Will be returning soon. But would like to be kept informed of when your events are happening especially another clambake. Oh want to thank Chef Paul for coming to our table greeting us and made a point of thanking us when we left. Also thank KTLA for having the segment with Chef Paul and Lunetta and the Clambake.
Thanks Margaret and Larry Wise

a
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

over priced!!! not at all worth the money you will spend!! great looking restaurant, too bad they under deliver!

JP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere- no matter the occasion. Food is always fresh and great. I love this place.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday for an old friend

SS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Will continue to go back many times over.

TJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful creative and tasty menu. Great service and good prices. We will be back again and soon

d
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is excellent and our meal was outstanding.

MA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our new date spot. I can honestly say this is the best meal I've had in a long time. The waiter was so friendly, and the flavors of the food were just so unusual in a pleasant way. We were totally blown away and cannot wait to go back. However, if you don't like noise, go at like 5:30....Sound really picked up around 6:45.

W
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for Restaurant Week on a Wednesday night for dinner. I have never been there before but it was just lovely. The food was great-- we ordered from dine LA menu and it did not disappoint. On top of the great deal on the Dine LA menu Wednesday night is when they have great prices on bottles of wine. I highly recommend going there if you have not yet done so.

BM
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff is professional and relaxed the Ambiance is always nice and the food consistent

k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Only glitch was having to tell the staff to slow down on bringing the food...way to fast, and too noisy, alas,this is a pervasive problem in most establishments these days. But food was great and the staff was attentive and nice.

OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I went to Lunetta for DineLA Restaurant Week and it was fabulous. All the food was great. The busser staff was quite attentive. Our server's section filled up very fast after we sat down so he was unable to be as attentive as we would have liked. I also enjoyed the ambiance.

AW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Lunetta this last weekend for the first time with a friend to take advantage of restaurant week in LA. Not only was the service, experience and care, amazing from the moment we walked in, but they went above and beyond to cater to us and ensure that our entire evening was lovely. They very kindly made sure that my entire meal was gluten-free for me and were attentive to my friends food allergy as well.
And, the food was delicious!
I definitely will be returning to Lunetta on a regular basis now and have already highly recommended it to friends and family.

m
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. We sat by the bar so there was no problem with the noise level. Will definitely go back.

K
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Although we have always been the fans of Chef Lunetta ( from back in his GiRaffe days), and although the food is still good, we will NOT be back because of absolutely horrible service. The waiter took 35 minutes to open our own bottle of wine and take our drinks order, and then another 15 to take our food order. He actually had the gall, at that time - to ask us whether we were ready to eat! The noise level is rather high, but it probably would have not bothered us so much if we had decent service...
We brought another couple who have never been in this restaurant - we were embarrassed.

Y
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food. Outstanding Lupe De Mar as always. Great service by Raymundo S.

JO
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently grapefruit. I always enjoy going to lunetta and I've never had it a bad meal there. great value with dineLA menu. Easy parking and the back. Always great service also. Great wine list in cocktails also

k
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to return to Lunetta for dinela and was rewarded with a great dining experience. Food, service and ambiance were superb. Dinela value was excellent. Run, don't walk to Lunetta before dinela ends.

DB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of the best meals I ever had. It costs that much too. Overall, great and I would recommend for special occasions. Service was a little slower than I’d expect, we went on a non-busy Thursday evening as well.

J
Los Angeles
93 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. Huge portions. Pretty restaurant.

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OT
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful delicious dinner and service

T
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for dinner, all of the dishes were tasty and would come back again.

F
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Attentive, friendly staff. Nice Dine-La selections. Good food as always!

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was fabulous, we loved the Dine LA menu and enjoyed every bite. However, even though we arrived for a 6 PM reservation it was not long before the dining room was packed and the noise level was absolutely awful. We were screaming (really) to have a conversation. Even though we enjoyed the food dining out is also atmosphere and conversation so we will not be back until the acoustics are remedied, sadly.

C
Los Angeles
53 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Dining at Lunetta is always a great experience. The care they take with prep shows how committed they are to bringing out the very best in the food. Service can sometimes be a bit slow, and the wine list is limited for options by the glass, but it's a good choice for an occasion. The bonus of plenty of free parking in the lot behind the restaurant is almost unheard of in Santa Monica.

d
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining spot for date night!!!!. We had wonderful a wonderful house made gnocchi followed by duck and 2 wonderful desserts. Raphael stopped by to say hello and the staff was wonderful.

They’ve rolled a deep cellar our with a finite number of high end, rare wines. We had an excellent wine from France and the list is incredible.

y
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

went for Dine LA best menu in town, what a great value. We took home half of our main course, and I have a pretty good appetite. The regular menu is just as good

YP
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We went to Lunetta to try their DineLA menu and were not disappointed. We had to wait longer than expected (about 35 minutes) for our 6:45 reservation. They seemed overwhelmed by the number of customers they needed to seat and explained they had a private party that took over half the restaurant. That should have been factored into the reservations. They also were training at least one new person, and the people at reception seemed a bit confused. Fortunately, we got 2 seats at the very small bar so we could wait there. Once seated it was much better. Our waiter did his best (with the help of the woman he was training) to get our order and stay on top of things, though the main course was slow in coming out. But the food was mostly excellent and portions very large. It is a pretty expensive restaurant so this wasn't really a "bargain" but I would try it again for a special occasion when there was no promotional event going on.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrendous experience. Seated 40 min after our reservation time. Main course arrived at 10 30. Our reservation was at 8. Desserts were good, however. Obviously not run well. I will def not be back. Manager was kind and apologetic though.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food with an extensive menu and beautiful decor.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We didnt know it was DineLA week, but we thoroughly enjoyed dinner.

LR
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a neighborhood gem

IR
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have been eating at Lunetta for a while, love the ambiace, service and food. However, have noticed a turnover in staff..my last visit on Thursday July 11 we were waited on by 3 different servers, my preference is one who is aware of our needs.

h
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been dining at Lunetta twice a month for a couple of years and this is the first time I’ve been completely disappointed with the experience. My friend and I were eating our dinner when a woman stumbled and fell to the ground spilling a glass of wine all over my friend. When someone came to clean up the mess on the floor they used strong chemicals that smelled awful. My friend ate dinner while she was soaked with wine. Someone apologized to us but no one came to offer us a free dessert, a drink or comp my friend’s dinner. We were quite surprised that there was no reduction in the bill and would have expected better manners from the management.

NC
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

reminded me of Central California Coast with hints of modern sophisticated comfort food - loved all the special features and the cozy vibe!

h
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Lunetta continues to be an excellent neighborhood favorite. Wonderful market fresh food. The service continues to be wacky and we have not yet had the same wait person more than once in multiple visits (waiter is always "new"). But the terrific bussing staff holds it altogether in the end with their efficiency and great attitude. We will return for the great food.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic ambiance, good and service. Definitely going back.

E
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

PORK CHOP AND GRILLED SALMON EXCELLENT, SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, ATTENTIVE, MADE GOOD RECOMMENDATIONS.

W
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Raphael has done it again! We loved Jiraffe, and now Lunetta. Novel day and evening dining experience.

JM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The atmosphere is nice. I particularly liked the vegetable dishes.

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